Ascent of Kaaterskill High Peak on 2017-06-26

Climber: Robert Murray

Date:Monday, June 26, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kaaterskill High Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3655 ft / 1114 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trail starts off moderately and climbs 2 miles to about 3000'elevation. I then took cross over trail (herd path) marked by small cairn to upper snowmobile trail. the trail traverses around to north side of High Peak and 100 yards past a marked trail junction is another rock cairn marking the trail to the summit. From this point on the trail is very steep all to way to a lookout a short distance from summit. The summit register was easy to find and was in total disarray. I signed one of the loose pieces of paper in canister. I then proceeded down the the south trail which has a fantastic look a short distance down from summit. After the look out the trail is even steeper with small cliffs to navigate. I then pickup the snowmobile trail back to the main trail and the gap.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1675 ft / 510 m
    Total Elevation Loss:705 ft / 214 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1675 ft / 510 m
    Route:North Side Trail
    Start Trailhead:Trail Head CR 16  1980 ft / 603 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:705 ft / 214 m
    Route:South Side Trail
    End Trailhead:2950 ft / 899 m

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